Unix shell account

Unix shell account

A customer account with an Internet service provider (ISP) that requires the user to enter Unix commands to send and receive mail and files. Prior to today's graphical interfaces, Internet access was always a command line operation performed by researchers and computer buffs.
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A more primitive type of account, a Unix Shell Account, will connect you to the Web in a text-only fashion.
The account with the lowest cost is called a UNIX shell account, a dial-in terminal account or a command-line account.
Part 5, "The Internet for teens," looks at UNIX shell accounts, Telnet and FTP.